Singapore Safari Zoo run 2015

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Can you tell which group photo is taken before or after Safari Zoo Run? Both are full of enthusiasm and grins. Needless to say, SengkangBabies enjoy running in Mandai reserves πŸ™‚

Group photo, courtesy from the PerfectFather.

Every yellow being is eager to dash, we have registered ourselves for the 6km Fun run. (Emphasis is on Fun)

2km, Boon Yee was leading the charge most of the way, this boy really loves to run. To see kids run so carefree, so full of joy, even Daddy was motivated to try and catch up.

Every now and then, there will be a slight jam, as runners slow down to take photos of the exhibits. The animals must be delighted to have some added entertainment from the ”
yellow beings”. They must be whispering “Crazy human beings!”

Nice scenery, relaxing pace, no need to rush. Some families even brought their strollers along, so that juniors can enjoy the sights and perspiration.

Inuka is not at home, we posed with his replica.

4km, and Boon Yee’s stamina is far from depleted.

We spotted some Elephants showering and white Tigers along the way. Much needed distraction for kids and adults as we take a breather. Most of the time, it is parents who have difficulty catching up with the energetic kids πŸ™‚

We waited for the rest to catch up, before hitching a free Zebra tram ride at the “bus interchange”. Too bad, no drivers around.

Instagram at 5km. Daddy joked that Zoo should let some hyenas and wild dogs out to improve our timings πŸ™‚

Safari Zoo Run was conceived to commemorate Singapore Zoo’s famous matriarch, Ah Meng.

We even had time to make a small detour to visit our favourite zone, Fragile Forest. The monitor lizard is wild, it was free to roam the grounds. You might have seen some peacocks parading around too.

Other activities await participants, bumboats are not operating, so forget about taking a shortcut across Mandai lake.

Fun activities and carnival await families before and after the race.

Although it is 6km, we completed the race in under 90min.
Walk, jog, dash, and sightseeing, most importantly we cross the finishing line together.

If you ask the kids whether we should try it again in 2016, you will only hear YES!

Finisher medals, is the Hippo cute or not? Thanks Singapore Zoo for the Fun invitation, many families had fun stomping the Night Safari and Zoo grounds last weekend.

Video : Catch us dashing around at Singapore Safari Zoo Run

More Safari Zoo run photos can be found on our Fanpage album.

(Visit our 5km runs, Safra , Energizer, Sundown, HelloKitty, ZooRun, Justice League)

Wet Hello Kitty run, but SUPER Fun!

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You seldom see Daddy (and boys) wear Pink Hello Kitty t-shirts. But we had to make an exception for Hello Kitty’s biggest fan, Boon Xin.

If the girl loves it, Daddy will even pose girly photos with plush toys haha (Hello Kitty Goodies bags collection earlier)

Nevermind the vehicle and human jams, never mind the downpour. 17,000 feline fans had gathered at Harbour Front area for Hello Kitty run.

Everyone was eager to paste some cute tattoos.

Infront all Gloomy, but behind us all Sunny :p

Those standing near the front sang “Happy Birthday” with Hello Kitty and Daniel.

(image credit Hello Kitty Fun Singapore Fanpage)

But why Hello Kitty never sing “Rain rain go away”? Cats and dogs pour down on Sentosa, and many families took shelter.

Although our underwear is not really soaked, we still have Fun and Wet photos to share :p
sentosa Hello Kitty

Met the super garang Cheekiemonkies, who chiong all the way in the rain πŸ™‚


Due to the heavy rain, there was a huge jam at the finishing point. Everyone was queuing to get their Hello Kitty Run finisher medal. Those who fail to get their medals can pop by Hello Kitty Run Singapore Fanpage for instructions.

Video : Hello Kitty Run Singapore 2014

Kudos to the Hello Kitty organisers!
Although there was some hiccups at the end point, the volunteers stood in the rain to guide the runners. Running in the rain was a FUN experience for many families and friends.

Goodies bags collection (earlier) and the shuttle buses back to Vivocity was orderly and prompt.

Kids try to decorate our courtesy XC90 into a wedding car :p

Happy 40th Birthday Hello Kitty! You still look so cute πŸ™‚

More updates :
– email to collect your finisher medals
Hello Kitty Run Singapore fanpage
– Photos from Running Kaki too
– Instagram photos #HelloKittyRunSG

– pop by our family runs at Energizer and Army Safra
– all our Hello Kitty photos uploaded on SengkangBabies Fanpage

(Visit our 5km runs, Safra , Energizer, Sundown, HelloKitty, ZooRun, Justice League)

Safra Singapore Bay Run 2014

Safra Singapore Bay Run 2014 debrief :

Seven years old Boon Yee made it! Although our family cross the 5km mark together, Daddy is especially proud of Boon Yee. His hair was never dry after the first km, but quietly displaying his determination, our little man try to pace his brothers.

Earlier in the day, we say Good Morning to Merlion. Our 5km race is at 8am, but the early birds are already pounding the tarmac (21km 5am and 10km 7am).

It feels good to run on a road deprived of cars. Absolute freedom. We heard more than 46,000 serviceman and families have signed up for 2014’s Safra Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon.
Safra Bay run 2014 video

Safra mascot, which kids had mistaken for M&M haha!

Does not matter if you are going against traffic, the roads are cordoned off today πŸ™‚

We just walk through Promontory yesterday with Fairprice, read our “Fairprice Walk with U” review πŸ™‚

Halfway-point is at Helix bridge. We refused to let tired legs dampen our mood. Some folks are doing Aerobics with loud music to encourage us to carry on.

Nice try boys, today no chartered services. Actually, it is Daddy who wanted to take a shuttle bus and take photos of us when we reach end-point (lame excuse!)

As we reach the last kilometer, SuperDads and SuperKids are ready to dash 800m πŸ™‚

Counting down.. 700m … 500m

Even Victoria Concert Hall produced melodious chimes to egg the runners to push on (check video below).

Video : Running up and down and keeping the momentum

We clocked 48 minutes to finish our race. It was heartening to see young families trying to cross the finishing line hand in hand πŸ™‚

Poor kids looking tired and worn out, we just need our 100Plus (and maybe tower).

And they are not yet aware that Daddy is SUPER proud of them today! Well done Boys!

Post-running activities. While we catch our breath, kids can enjoy fishing or slide-a-mug. There is a huge bouncing castle too.

How come kids are not tired?

Jumping for Joy, we did not understand what Daddy meant when he say “5km will be the new benchmark” for our future runs?

Daddy has something to say :
You will notice on our Instagram that SengkangBabies are leading an active lifestyle. As our kids love sports, it was a good opportunity for me to pull them along to participate in mass jogging or runs. It is easier to motivate them when we run in groups, rather than individually.

Besides improving our family bonds and a good workout (away from Ipad and computer games), sports is always one of the best way to buildup resilience and increase a child’s confidence.

My boys were initially skeptical about completing their 5km run but they persevere.

Seeing them put in so much effort, I myself am motivated to improve my fitness and join them in more Fun Runs in the future! Do pop by some other sports events on our blog, “Fairprice Walks with U” and “Energizer Night Trail“.
Family activities weekend

Thank you for the invite SAFRA Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon. (running route for 2014)

Follow Safra on their website and Fanpage for more Family events in the future.

Do pop by our Fanpage album for more event photos. As Daddy is working on this blogpost, Boon Yee has just subscribed to some sleep therapy ..ZzZz…

(Visit our 5km runs, Safra , Energizer, Sundown, HelloKitty, ZooRun, Justice League)